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    Rick Nash Contemplating Retirement Amid Concussions?

    Nash, according to Sweeney, continues to say through agent Joe Resnick that he isnít sure if he wants to continue his career. He has had a few concussions over 1,149 career games (including playoffs) and now, amid the nearly daily stories of ex-NHLers dealing with addled brains, has to be pondering what his quality of life will be at 34 and beyond.

    Keep in mind, Nash has only signed two contracts in his career, the first with Columbus worth $27 million, and the second also with Columbus (then completed with the Rangers and Bruins) worth $62.4 million. A guy with some $90 million in gross earnings can afford many things, including the luxury of pondering a comfortable dotage with his mind and psyche still intact.
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    Think I said awhile ago I'd be shocked if he played again. He's a shell.

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    If you even have to think about it, you should retire. It's not worth it.
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    What a shame. Hope the league and players continue to work to eliminate the unnecessary headshots and boarding. Maybe they should emphasize charging when combined with another penalty like boarding or interference, if a blow to the head results. Purposeful or not. Make it a new major penalty or just another reason to enforce the 5 min major and league review. The NHL needs to keep vigilance on this and not allow assault and battery to occur during the playoffs.

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    He has his whole life ahead of him and has made enough money where he never would have to work again. But, I understand the competitive nature in these pro athletes where they all want to compete.
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    Darren Drager tweeted this morning that Nash has informed teams that he will not participate in the July 1 signing period and has yet to decide if he will play next year. I think the latest concussion he suffered late in the regular season with Boston may weigh heavily on him. With everything we know now, if I had 1,149 NHL games and multiple concussions under my belt, I'd be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giacomin View Post
    What a shame. Hope the league and players continue to work to eliminate the unnecessary headshots and boarding. Maybe they should emphasize charging when combined with another penalty like boarding or interference, if a blow to the head results. Purposeful or not. Make it a new major penalty or just another reason to enforce the 5 min major and league review. The NHL needs to keep vigilance on this and not allow assault and battery to occur during the playoffs.
    The only way to regulate the Stuart hit is with much, much heavier suspensions.

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    he is making the right decision

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    I've seen the effects. It's bad. It's exceedingly hard to fix, if at all.
    It was clear ever time he'd climb that mountain back, he'd take another significant hit and it really affected him.
    Sad, but if he makes the decision to retire he should not feel bad about it for a second.
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    The NHL continues to drop the ball here. They are hiding behind a bush with no leaves.
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